See You in Court: A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings

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'This engaging and perceptive book fills a significant gap in the market. Whilst there are sound textbooks on the content and application of the law to social work practice, courtroom skills have received more complacent attention and Davis now challenges this robustly.

In content the book deals comprehensively and informatively with the role of the social worker in the presentation of evidence and professional self in care proceedings. The strengths of the work are reinforced by the clarity of the author's style and structure, and the authenticity of the illustrative examples. These experiences of the author convey the reader direct to the courtroom and help make the book as readable as a good novel. Reflective questions are provided to help the reader to engage with the most important issues.

Throughout her book Davis shows a clear concept of the professional role of the social worker and is empowering of good practice. Furthermore she never wavers from the centrality of the welfare of the child and her book shows sensitivity and commitment as well as informed practicality.

This is an excellent and accessible book which gives an informed and practical introduction to courtroom skills to student social workers, but would also be valuable, and attractive in its vibrancy, to refresh the courtroom and evidence-gathering skills of more experienced social workers, including those in practice with clients other than children.

I will be recommending this book to law students at level two but will also be recommending this work for the Social Care Library of the Local Authority for use by qualified staff and for training.'

- Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre (SWAP)

'Although written from the perspective of children and families social workers and covering mainly English legal proceedings, Davis's book should prove useful to all British social workers as a general guide to giving evidence in court... This book should be essential reading for social workers. It will undoubtedly help them to overcome their initial fears about going to court, providing practical tips to help improve giving evidence and coping with cross-examination.'

- Involve Magazine

Are you looking forward to giving evidence? What do you have concerns about? Do you know how to prepare written evidence that will be taken seriously in court?

See You in Court is an accessible guide for social workers on being a witness in care proceedings. With little training and few resources available, social workers can find preparing for court a daunting part of their role. This book answers questions frequently asked by social workers in real cases, and gives information on court structures, basic rules of evidence, the roles of those involved in the proceedings, and court etiquette. It also discusses the process of giving evidence, including how to deal with cross-examination. The material is supported by case studies and checklists.

This practical book is essential reading for social workers, particularly those working with children and families.

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Lynn Davis is a Consultant for Davis, Simmonds & Donaghey Solicitors in Kent, UK. She has specialised in child care law since 1989, acting for local authorities, parents and children. She regularly trains social workers in court skills and has taught on the law module for student social workers.

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this is a useful, practical book. Above all, it is an easily accessible book written by someone who knows what going to court is all about. Lynn Davis is eager to share her rich experience... This is an interesting and useful book for anyone with links to care proceedings. (Professional Social Work)

The book is rich with helpful hints and reminders of "dos and don'ts" which should ensure that even the most inexperienced social workers are thoroughly prepared to present their cases in court. (Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law)

Davis a child care law consultant, provides an accessible guide for social works who have been called as witnesses in care proceeedings. Much of the book is written in question and answer format, with questions frequently asked by social workers in real cases. She provides information on court structures, basic rules of evidence, the roles of those involved in the proceedings, and court etiquette. She also discusses the process of giving evidence, including how to deal with cross-examination. (BookNews.com)

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